Friday, September 23, 2016
AFPPD-NZPPD Agenda 2030 Workshop for Pacific Parliaments on Prioritising Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the SDGs
More than 30 delegates, including key leaders and parliamentarians, from 10 Pacific countries will be at the New Zealand Parliament next week.
Representatives from Australia, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and New Zealand will attend at two-day workshop co-hosted by the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and their New Zealand colleagues from the New Zealand Parliamentarians Group on Population and Development (NZPPD).
On 28-29 September, representatives from nine Pacific Parliaments will join the NZPPD for the AFPPD-NZPPD Agenda 2030 Workshop for Pacific Parliaments on Prioritising the ICPD agenda in the SDGs. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen parliamentarians’ advocacy skills and capacity to address population and development issues.
AFPPD is a network of 29 parliamentary committees from across the Asia Pacific region. AFPPD advocates for parliamentary action and change, in support of population and development issues. These issues include sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and population dynamics.
Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, parliamentarians are working to ensure that the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) remains a priority within this new international development agenda.
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